Because mountain pose makes me stand firm on my own two feet. Because when I close my eyes and reach up, I feel so much taller than I actually am. Because in plank I feel so strong that I forgive myself for my moments of weakness outside of my mat. Because in tree pose it is so hard not to smile. Because when my hands are in hearts center I feel close to God. Because when I move with my breath it holds my attention and I am at peace with myself, the decisions I make, and the cards I am dealt.